Election 2016

Chevron's campaign finance activity in 2016, according to California Secretary of State data. (Visualization by Jacob Shea.)

New report criticizes Chevron’s spending in California politics

A scathing new report from the International Transport Workers' Federation deals with Chevron's tax and campaign finance activities in California.
A Donald Trump piñata is tossed around among Richmond High School students during a protest on Nov. 9. Photo by Angeline Bernabe.

While the nation swings right, Richmond swings left

As the Republican Party swept into power nationally and the country watched its politics become more conservative overnight a week ago, Richmond had one of its most progressive elections ever—passing a rent control measure and...
Emotions ran high as students began to proceed down Cutting Blvd. in Richmond. Photo by Angeline Bernabe.

Richmond High students take to the streets to protest Trump’s presidential win

On Wednesday afternoon, one day after Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States, a group of Richmond High School seniors walked out of school in protest, marching to City Hall...
Organizers call for peaceful protest outside City Hall as students from Richmond High and other area schools walkout against a Trump presidency. Photo by Angeline Bernabe.

High school students take to Richmond streets, protesting a Trump presidency

High school students across the East Bay walked out of class Wednesday and marched in protest of Donald Trump's election, carrying signs and chanting. In Richmond, students from Leadership Public Schools, Kennedy High School and...
Candidate Melvin Willis celebrates RPA sweep of the City Council election at the organization's headquarters. Photo by Abner Hauge.

Willis’ and Choi’s City Council wins bring victory for RPA, Mayor Butt voices concern

In what may be the biggest electoral victory in the Richmond Progressive Alliance’s 13-year history, the political group has won two more City Council seats—giving it a majority on the council.